We were created with work in mind!

God created us in His own image

God is creative! God is active! God is working! We were created in God’s image and as such God created us with work in mind! He created us for relationship with Him! He created us to work in partnership with Him! He created us to bring creation into fulfillment with His plan! We were to be fruitful and multiply and live under God’s blessing!

As we know people don’t always walk in alignment with God’s will and so things haven’t always gone smoothly, however, God’s plan is good! Adam was placed in the garden to work it and keep it! God has created each of us on purpose with a purpose to accomplish the work He has prepared in advance for us to accomplish! We as people were to work under God’s commandment as well as keep it too! We have Jesus who came and gave His all for us! His Work was accomplished on the cross to bridge the gap so that we can be reconciled back to God! When we work in alignment to God’s purpose, just as Jesus has done, there is an unmistakable holiness to the work!

Do you realize what fruit is produced and comes from your work? Do you realize what God can do in and through our work? Through our work God produces food and drink, products and services, knowledge and beauty, organizations and communities, growth and health, praise and glory to God! We are to work as unto the Lord! God is our boss! In this way, when we work, we are working to serve God’s purpose! Through our work, we are able to make contributions to the world around us producing good! Through our work, we are able to find meaning in our daily lives! Through our work, we are able to leave impressions and influence the world around us!

You want to make a difference right? You want to make an impression right? You want to make an impact right? You want what you do to matter right? That’s because we were created to matter! We were created on purpose for a purpose!

Where are you at today? How would God go about doing your job? What value do you think God would bring to your job? What would God produce if He was doing your job today? Who would God serve if He was doing your job today? What would God organize and build if He was in your shoes today? What standards would God stand to if He was in our job today? So let’s be God’s light today and shine His presence into our workplaces, our neighborhoods, our communities!

So let’s partner today with God so that at the end of each day, we can say

“Thank you, God, for the privilege of partnering with you to accomplish this?” — from today’s devotional

God is trusting you by allowing you to be a part of the work He needs done in this world! God needs you to work as you were created in His image so that you can bring praise, honor, and glory to Him! So let’s take time to thank Him and ask Him to help us accomplish what He has planned for us today in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s Reading:

27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

–from Genesis 1

15The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

–from Genesis 2

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